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Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UI)

Welcome to your electronic resource for information regarding Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in Utah.

The CARES act program that paid for the first "waiting week" of the UI claim will end after September 4th, 2021. Any new UI claims effective September 5th and beyond will no longer be paid for the waiting week.

The Utah department of workforce Services (DWS)will not ask for personal information by text or e-mail. The department will not send links for commercial products nor will DWS use links or web pages from any social media platforms (facebook, instagram, etc...) for official business. The only method to apply for Utah Unemployment benefits, enter direct deposit information, or make any changes is through this official state website or by calling the Claims Assistance and Re-Employment Team at 801-526-4400.

Pandemic Unemployment ends June 26, 2021 The state of Utah will be ending Pandemic Unemployment Benefits under the Cares Act. Programs that will be ending are the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), self-employed workers(MEUC), and the $300 extra stimulus.